2024/25 - Start dates vary, apply now

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


Level 2

Awarding body

City and Guilds

Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.


This course is free to apprentices. Small companies may need to make a contribution towards training costs, large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy, if they have funds available

Course details may be subject to change.

This nail programme is led by employers and industry specialists to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to succeed in the ever-changing beauty and nail industry.

As an apprentice, you will learn all of the fundamental skills required to complete nail treatments.

Entry Criteria

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or maths. OR L2 Diploma in this subject.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a salon tunic and a £5.00 deposit for a locker when at College.

What are the next steps?

You will be required to have an interview to discuss the Apprenticeship and entry requirements.

Modules Studied

  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Advise, demonstrate and sell nail products and services
  • Gel polish and nail art services
  • Nail enhancement
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health and safety

Times of Delivery

You will attend college one day per week and will be in the workplace with your employer four days a week.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching with be both theory and practical and throughout the apprenticeship programme, you must complete a portfolio of evidence and complete an online exam for each unit.

End Point Assessment

As an apprentice, you will sit a final exam and complete an externally assessed practical assessment End Point Assessment (EPA).

Where can it take me?